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there, too, and we'll go to nancy cordes with the obama campaign. >> reporter: scott, ohio is the grand prize for the obama campaign. they have 120 field offices here, the president has held 17 rallies in this state, more than any other state, but in the debate last week he failed to mention some major issues that are very important to ohio voters, like that auto bailout or shipping jobs overseas. that's a mistake he did not make today here in columbus. >> when you think about ohio, when governor romney said that we should let the auto industry go bankrupt we said no, we're not going to take your advice. (boos) don't boo, vote. (cheers and applause) and we reinvented a dying auto stay supports one in eight ohio jobs and has come roaring back to the top of the world. (cheers and applause) >> reporter: on deficit reduction, the president accused romney of salesmanship, not leadership, part of the new approach by this president to attack not just romney's policies, scott, but his character. >> pelley: nancy, thank you. the obama campaign has been running ads in ohio for months painting rom
supporters have a new message for president obama. >> you got the idea. >> reporter: romney has three more campaig stops in ohio today, for a very good reason. no republican has won the presidency without carrying ohio. . it you to go out there and find someone who voted for barack obama and come get them to join our team. >> reporter: romney's ohio poll voters are surging. >> this country is a country of equal opportunity. i think everybody has an equal chance to succeed and i think romney is for that. >> reporter: president obama is back in "washington today" but no shortage of election staff in ohio. the obama campaign has 10 campaign offices across the state. in columbus the president reminded voters which candidate supported the auto industry bailout. >> we reinvented a dying auto industry that supports one in eight ohio jobs and has come roaring back to the top of the world. >> reporter: ohio senior citizen bill believes the president has earned another four years in the white house. >> he has got my vote because four years ago the country was in bad shape. he's done everything he co
campaign continue to focus on virginia. this afternoon first lady michelle obama speaks to reporters at the loudoun county fairgrounds in leesburg. a ticket is required. this evening the first lady will attend a fund-raiser in mclean. the presidential candidates remain on the campaign trail. president obama scheduled to speak at ohio state university. mitt romney will make stops in ohio and iowa. a poll shows romney is now leading the president 49%. most people thought that romney did a better job in last week's debate. turning to business news, black friday bargains might not give you much to celebrate. >> politicians are not the only ones putting their spin on the election. linda bell has more. >> watch for election stunt this year from some big businesses. pizza hut today announcing plans to give free pizza for life to who would ask president obama or mitt romney at what type of pizza papethey prefer. companies are doing what they can to get consumers' attention. stock-index futures indicating a lower open. alcoa will have quarterly results today. black friday is not the best day
.66. but most pumps are reflecting $5 a gallon. >> they are ridiculously high. what happened to president obama bringing it down? >> reporter: it will be governor jerry brown. he directed the board to take steps to allow the early transition of winter blend gas, which normally isn't sold till november 1. part of the problem, the effort to protect the environment. air pollution regulations requires special summer and winter blends and supplies were reduced after the fire in august shut down a chevron refinery. last week a power failure knocked out a refinery in southern california. >> once the winter blend gas comes in we will see prices drop. it takes retail price as week or two to incorporate that. >> winter blend gas evaporates more quickly to protect air quality during smog season. >> the air qualityenth would be minimal -- quality effect would be minimal. >> reporter: it isn't going to be soon enough for people who need their cars. >> thank you so much. if you want to try to save cash we will help, go to www.cbs5.com/gas and find the cheapest gas in your neighborhood. >>> thieves stole a th
as a slam dunk for mitt romney. the daily mail reports president obama left feeling like he was the winner. the mail quotes anonymous democrat close to the obama campaign saying the president did not prepare seriously and ignored scripted one-liners intended to wound romney. "president obama made it clear he wanted to be doing anything else, anything but debate prep." speaking of the debate, you may have come across a story suggesting that governor romney used a cheat sheet. this screen grab from the debate apparently shows, appears to show a neatly folded hanker which i have, wh . which is what it was. he used it later in the debate. others ran the cheat sheet questioning story. conservative columnist thinks he knows why. nowhere can you find campaign fingerprint on that story. they have long since quit taking my calls but i know how it works. stories like that, do not move on their own under the protection of anonymity. it was most assuredly obama cam pape operatives calling up reporters and pushing them to follow that bogus story. obama campaign told fox news no, we have never casted ou
. >> there are really clear distinctions between mitt romney and president obama. >> reporter: but republicans seem to be tempering expectations. >> i've known paul for a long, long time. he's always hit the ball out of the park. but let me tell you something, this is his first time. joe biden has been doing this since the 1800s. >> reporter: ryan does not deny that joe biden has politically more experience but he says the vp has an achille's heel. >> i know how he will attack us. he has barack obama's record to run on. >> reporter: with the polls tightening into a virtual, the stakes in danville are high. vice president biden must avoid making one of his well- documented gaffes. president obama told abc news he has confidence in his running mate. >> congressman ryan is a smart -- is smart and he's an effective speaker but his ideas are the wrong ones and joe understands that. >> reporter: despite the differenterring political views and the nearly 30-year age gap, biden and ryan actually know each other from their time on capitol hill and ryan says they actually get along quite well. sandra endo, m
president biden's biggest weakness. >> barack obama's record. >> reporter: the 69-year-old vice president biggest channel is to defend that record more aggressively than president obama did. the president picked up the phone aboard air force one today to wish his veep luck on the way to campaign event many miami, where democratic senator nelson had a blunt prediction. >> tonight, joe biden will make mincemeat of paul ryan. [ applause ] >> reporter: no easy task for the vice president. even though he has more experience in debates. >> his convention speech, joe biden, portrayed a president who is engaged, up to the minute on events, who is versed in policy issues. that is not the president we saw on the debate stage in denver. >> reporter: top democrats privately say the biden game plan is to focus on the top of the ticket, hitting romney by going after the target rich ryan budget. strategy the obama camp signaled with a web video today. >> they haven't given me the math. >> well, i don't have the -- it would take me too long to go through all of the math. >> reporter: biden, though, could
think romney kind of -- is for that. >> reporter: president obama is back in washington today. the obama campaign has 120 field offices spread across the pivotal state. >> hello, buckeyes. >> reporter: in columbus, the president reminded voters which candidate supported the auto industry bailout. >> we reinvented a dying auto industry that supports one in eight ohio jobs and has come roaring back to the top of the world. >> reporter: ohio senior citizen bill todd believes the president has earned another four years in the white house. >> he's got my vote because four years ago the country was in bad shape. he's done everything he possibly could from the day he went in office. >> reporter: romney is spending four of the next five days in ohio. the president is also certain to be back during the final weeks of this very tight race. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >> the producers of "sesame street" are asking the president's campaign to stop using an ad which features big bird. the ad implies that mitt romney is looking past all the wall street criminals and going after the big yel
president obama and governor romney visited virginia. >> reporter: the jobs report took away one of governor romney's signature stump speech about how long the unemployment rate has been above eight percent. >> the reason its come down this year is because more and more people have just stopped looking for work. >> tom: today's report actually showed people returned to the labor force in september. it's the first time since last october the unemployment rate fell while more people entered in the workforce. >> but today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy and score a few political points. it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> tom: only one more monthly job report remains before election day. and with such high stakes, former general electric c.e.o. jack welch stirred up controversy with this comment on twitter, accusing president obama's re-election campaign of essentially manipulating the report. - quote - unbelievable jobs numbers...these chicago guys will do anything..-end quote. the bureau of labor statistics is where the dat
in green jobs. >> is the president on the right track? fox news reporting breaks it down behind obama's green agenda from denver, colorado here is bret baier. >> colorado epitomizes colorado mountains a state with magnificent beauty rich natural resources and enterprising people. few places straddle the great divide over environment protection the way colorado does. like america has a whole, folks here don't always agree on how to balance our duty on the one hand to be good stewards of the earth and on the other to ensure this generation can endure all of the benefits can offer. fox news has been crisscrossing the country to bring you a better understanding of what is really driving the green debate. first up greg jug jarrett investigates a high ranking obama employee from the environmental protection agency and whether his radical views are all too common in the increasing powerful agent. >> al was one of the environmental protection agencies top officials until this tape went viral in april of 2012. >> go to a turkish town somewhere and that is managed for the next few years. >> cru
a few weeks before the election, he's trying to pretend it doesn't exist. >> reporter: president obama at a star-studded fundraising concert in los angeles sunday, heads to san francisco today with romney's poll numbers improving. >> they're looking very good. >> reporter: after the debate, reuters puts mitt romney within two points of the president. tomorrow we'll see both candidates in ohio. there's good reason for that. tomorrow is the last day voters there can register to vote. >> tracie potts in washington, thank you. mitt romney will deliver that major policy speech before noon eastern, but the obama campaign is issuing a preemptive strike with this new tv ad criticizing the republican candidate's past foreign policy faux pas. take a look. >> reckless. amateurish. that's what news media and fellow republicans called mitt romney's gaffe-filled july tour of england, israel, and poland, when our u.s. diplomats were attacked in libya, "the new york times" said romney's knee jerk response showed an extraordinary lack of presidential character. >> the obama campaign sed this will be ro
of malarky. >> reporter: ryan said the obama administration allowed iran to get closer to obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> it's because this administration has no credibility on the issue. >> these are the most crippling sanctions in the history of sanctions. >> reporter: president obama was criticized for being too passive in last week's debate. vice president biden seemed determined not to make that same mistake. >> but it shouldn't be surprising for a guy who said 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives. >> they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. >> reporter: ryan said the obama administration has failed the middle class. >> we're going in the wrong direction. look at where we are. the economy is barely limping along. >> reporter: side by side at the same table, biden and ryan were not shy about directly engaging each other, sometimes with harsh attacks, sometimes with humor. >> i think the vice president very well knows that some times the words don't come out of your mouth the r
'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda. >> reporter: the obama campaign jumped on the comment, writing, we know where he stands on a woman's right to choose, pointing to last comments made in 2007. >> so i would like to see roev wade, where people themselves have the ability to put in pro-life legislation. >> reporter: today in ohio, romney was pressed to clarify. >> i think i said time and again, i'm a pro life candidate and will be a pro life president. >> reporter: meanwhile, president obama talked about his lackluster performance. >> it is fair to say i was too polite. >> reporter: bill clinton mocked romney in las vegas monday. >> i had a different reaction to the first debate than a lot of people did. i mean, i thought wow. here is old moderate mitt. where you been, boy? i don't have that tax plan i had for the last two years. you going to believe me or your lying eyes here now, come on. >> reporter: but 69-year-old joe biden, and paul ryan, younger, with no experience in such a debate, recalling differences in the matchup. they recalled sarah palin in the 2008 prep. >>
of celebrities including stevie wonder. >> reporter: president obama picked up a little cash in california sunday night and even made a self-deprecating aleutian to his own performance in last week's debate. >> everybody here is incredible professionals and such great friends, and they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> we're going to win florida, and we're going to take back the white house. >> reporter: wrapping up a three-day swing through the sunshine state mitt romney has appeared more confident and relaxed, invigorated by last week's strong debate and enthusiastic crowds. on sunday he previewed today's foreign policy speech in which he'll paint president obama as weak. >> i commit to you i will be a leader. when i'm president israel take the care that it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles that made america so strong. >> reporter: with the race tightening, the campaigns are sharpening their attacks. a top obama adviser dismissing romney's debate performance as, quote, masterful but fundamentally dishonest. >> mitt romney
that president obama hopes for a weaker middle east, but hope is not a strategy. >> reporter: and calling for a change of course, but offering few new policy details, romney argued that the middle east is a more dangerous place since the president took office, citing serious civil war. the potential of a nuclear iran, and last month's terrorist attack in libya, that left four americans, including the u.s. ambassador, dead. >> it is our responsibility, and the responsibility of the president to use his greatest power to shape history, not to lead from behind. >> reporter: the obama campaign was quick with a rebut all, they talked about specifics. >> now i'm a professor, he gave absolutely no specifics. >> reporter: in california today, president obama appealed to hispanics, dedicating the first ever national monument to a contemporary mexican-american, the late labor leader, caesar chavez. with the stakes higher than ever, the president put a spin on his own debate performance, rallying the supporters at a concert in hollywood last night. >> my understanding, it was an incredible show. and
washington. >> reporter: president obama was all smiles at a rally in virginia. the labor department says the economy added 114,000 jobs in september and the unemployment rate dropped from 8.1 to 7.8%. >> the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: but a major drop in unemployment right before the election has some questioning the results. former general electric ceo and mitt romney supporter jack welch went as far as suggesting the obama administration manipulated the report. he tweeted unbelievable jobs numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate so change numbers. >> reporter: the white house calls welch's insinuation, quote, utter nonsense and most republicans are steering clear of the former ceo's comments including mitt romney. the republican nominee says many of the new jobs are only part time. and that's not what a real recovery looks like. >> even those that have jobs are having tough times. the middle class is being squeezed with higher and higher costs and with incomes that have gone down. >> repor
you're giving us. >> otherwise it was a quiet day on the campaign trail. the obama campaign reported that it raised a whopping $181 million in september, combined with the republican party. more now that any presidential campaign has race. the romney campaign has not released its september tallies. president obama took the day off. he and the first lady are celebrating their 20th 20th anniversary today. the marital milestone fell on wednesday-october 3rd. the president was preoccupied. >> i just want to wish, sweety, you happy anniversary, and letout know a year from now we will not be celebrating in front of 40 million people. >> yesterday it was the runningg mate -- running mates. >> you have policy wonk in paul ryan, and joe biden, everyone's uncle. >> ama: president obama will be in the bay area next week for another fundraiser, taking part in a concert and rally monday at san francisco's bill graham auditorium. tickets start at $100 and go as high as $5,700. >> cal berkeley used tonight's homecoming football game to rededicate memorial stadium. ♪ >> since 1923 the stadium had
's not true, then it's not true. okay. >> reporter: in battleground ohio, president obama insists mitt romney's tax cut will add $5 trillion to the deficit. >> if it's true that it's not going to add to the deficit, that leaves only one option and that's asking middle class families to foot bill. >> reporter: the president's charge of a $5 trillion tax cut is obviously inaccurate and wrong. >> reporter: romney also in ohio mocked the obama campaign's mocking his plan to cut funds for pbs. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> he's focused on saving big bird. kind of a strange thing in my view because you see i'm focused on helping the american people get good jobs. >> reporter: sesame's street now asked the obama campaign to pull the big bird ad, yet there are weightier questions here as congress looks in to whether the u.s. was warned of the deadly libya attack. >> twice in the six month lead up, you had bombings at our compound there in benghazi and it's 9/11 in libya. what other warnings do you need? >> reporter: warnings of trouble now for president obama, romney's closing the gap. th
. that is what we are watching in our tv screen unraveling of the obama foreign policy. >>reporter: would he repeat the line several times during the debate but unlike the presidential debate biden faster to fire wac. >> with all due respect that's a bunch of malarkey. not a single thing he said is being rat. he appeared to be debating romney that 47 percent of the country pays no federal income tax. >> i have had it up to here with the notion that 47 percent it's about time they take some responsibility here. instead of signing pledges to grover norquist not to ask the wealthiest to contribute to bring back the middle class they should be signing a pledge saying to the middle class we are going to level the playing field. >> they come in and inherit that situation. absolutely. we are going if the wrong direction. look where we are. the economy is barely limping along. it's growing at 1.3 percent. that's slower than it grew last year and last year slower than the year before. with respect to that quote i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out
. >> what we he unraveling of the obama policy. >> reporter: the two sparring over the hot button issue of health care. >> obamacare takes $716 from medicine cage to spend on obamacare. >> what we did is we saved $716 billion and put it back, applied it to medicare. we cut the cost of made care. we stopped overpaying insurance companies and doctors and hospitals. >> the vice president trying to shift the momentum after mitt romney's strong showing at last week's debate. his 42-year-old rival keeps fighting back. >> i know you are under a lot of during rest to make up for lost ground but i think people will be better served if we don't keep interrupting each other. >> reporter: that is the way it went all night long. after last night's debate, the focus turns back to the two candidates at the top of the ticket. president obama and mitt romney will have their second debate next tuesday. >> that next debate is next week at hofstra university in new york. the final match-up is set for the # 2nd florida. we will carry the next two debates live here on fox 5. -- the final match-up is set for
. "the wall street journal" reporting this morning, goldman sachsm turning their back on president obama. is this a trend an wall street this time around? >> this is a fascinating story. this is a real about turn. apparently two-thirds of -- or possibly three quarters even of goldman sachs employees were supporting financially president obama going into that campaign where he was initially elected. this time around, it appears that 70% are putting their money behind mitt romney. i think it's the continual presentation of attacks on bankers, on the financial sector, the blame being attached to them for the global financial crisis. i think people on wall street and in the city of london for that matter are frankly just had enough of hearing this, the blame game. they're putting their money where their mouth is. and that's mitt romney right now. back to you. >> yeah, the numbers last time around 2008, employees of goldman sachs gave more than a million dollars to mr. obama. this time around, $136,000. jeff cutmore in london, thanks so much. still ahead, ichiro doing some acrobatics, dancing
who voted for barack obama to come and join our team. >> reporter: 19% of voters in colorado say they're less likely 26 vote for the president because of the debate. while 26% say they're more likely to vote for romney. >> are you going to go to volleyball? >> reporter: liz payne of denver responded to our poll. >> rep she was leaning towards romney before the debate and now she's dential de >> presidential debates definitely made me more likely to vote for romney because of the confidence he instilled. i felt like he had better answ answers. and definitely just really appeared much more presidential than than president obama did. >> r >> reporter: on the plus side for the president, 40% of s econom voters believe their state's economy is improving. mlf say mr. obama would be more helpful to the middle class. in the race for virginia's 13 electoral votes, the president is holding his lead. 49% believe the president has clearly explained his plans compared to 34% for romney. independent arnold grunderman of ing towaeld, virginia, is leaning toward the president but done whervations. >>
you give the tax cut for the super- wealthy. >> reporter: after president obama's lackluster debate last week, some feel joe biden was on the attack. >> that's a bunch of malarky. >> because he doesn't have a record that is defendable, he keeps to raise his voice. >> any time the right is going after you on stop wins, you know you've won the argument. >> reporter: despite biden's strong performance it may not be enough to erase president obama's weak performance in denver. the real test will be when the candidates square off next week. reporting from danville, kentucky. i'm sandra endo. >>> a fire destroys a home in san jose. we'll tell you you why the flames weren't the only concern for neighbors. >> and it's another cool, gray die outside. rosemary says a change is coming. she's gonna tell you when and where. >> it's just ban remarkable change -- been a remarkable change. >>> and a trip to the suisun bay. x@ñññé >>> the retired space shuttle "endeavour" is taking a break from its snail's pace journey to its new permanent home in l.a. it left the hangar overnight and is on its
from behind. >> reporter: the obama campaign was quick with a rebut all, they talked about specifics. >> now i'm a professor, he gave absolutely no specifics. >> reporter: in california today, president obama appealed to hispanics, dedicating the first ever national monument to a contemporary mexican-american, the late labor leader, caesar chavez. with the stakes higher than ever, the president put a spin on his own debate performance, rallying the supporters at a concert in hollywood last night. >> my understanding, it was an incredible show. and everybody here is an incredible professional, such great friends, and they just performed flawlessly night after night, and i can't always say the same. >> reporter: in today's speech, mitt romney also appeared to try to take away from the president's signature success overseas, as to the death of osama bin laden. he credited the military and professionals for that. >> here, traveling with the romney campaign, in virginia tonight, peter, thank you, and to the rest of our team, chief affairs correspondent andrea mitchell and our white house
michelle obama. >> reporter: her husband's not so secret weapon crisscrossing the country over the last few weeks not to mention a slew of talk shows. >> he's funny. i'm funnier. >> reporter: and then there was her anniversary, not exactly the date of her dreams. she did get a hug. from ann romney. you know, i know that ann romney is playing for the other team. is there a certain sisterhood between women who are in this position? >> absolutely. and this is something that barack and i talk about. we have learned this over time. who ever makes this kind of sacrifice, they deserve a pat on the back, that's how this democracy works. >> reporter: outside the white house there is always lots of chatter about how much is the first lady influencing policy. how do you see your role in that regard? >> i rarely step foot in the west wing. in fact people are shocked when they see me there. >> reporter: the first lady has long said her most important role is mom in chief. and now, with a teenager. i have a 14-year-old son. he has a question. it's hard enough to be 14 if your parents aren't the president
. we'll have a live report from london. plus, the obama campaign is getting a lot of mileage out of big bird. we'll show you their video from sesame street. first, let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock. we begin with the race for the white house. new post debate polling shows the race tightening now with four weeks to go. a new pugh research center survey showing mitt romney leading president obama 49-45 in a national head-to-head matchup. that's among likely voters, people who are most committed to participating in the november 6 election. but gallup has a different result in the daily tracking report. according to the seven-day rolling average, the president leads mitt romney 50 to 45. that is among registered voters. good news for the romney campaign in the state of michigan meanwhile. president obama was leading by ten points last month. according to the detroit free press, after the debate, same poll has the president's lead down to three points. that is within the margin of error. perhaps the biggest gain for the romney campaign comes from that pugh survey which
. >> reporter: on the campaign trail in ohio, president obama appeared to have a lot of fire that he seemed to be lacking on tuesday night. and accusing romney at shocking dishonesty and even though the deputy campaign acknowledged that tax cut would not be nearly 5 trillion dollars, it's something that the president repeated in cleveland. >> we put two wars a two tax cuts on a credit card. we didn't pay for them. now, mr. romney wants another 5 trillion dollars in tax cuts that he can't pay for. we're not going to let that happen. we are not going to fall backward, not with so much at stake. >> reporter: governor romney answering in the ad wars, as well. a new ad featuring melanie mack that mara that voted for president obama back in 2008. this time around she says she is going to vote for mitt romney. one of the views from the obama campaign, they had an amazing fund-raising month, $181 million raised. that a little bit less than what they raised in september 2008 but it does bring them closer that billion dollar mark in fund-raising for the year. >> gregg: john roberts live in apopka, fl
ago. >> we passed healthcare reform, also known as aka obamacare. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: the president also added his own sesame street sarcasm after governor mitt romney said he promised cuts to unnecessary funding like pbs. >> finally somebody is cracking down on big bird. [ laughter ] >> elmo is -- has been seen in a white suburban, he's driving for the border! [ laughter ] >> oscar is hiding out in his trash can. we're cracking down on them. governor romney's plan is to let wall street run wild but he is going to bring the hammer down on sesame street. >> reporter: in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> the president's campaign rival mitt romney is in iowa this morning. the republican emphasized how his plan to cut taxes and create agricultural trade agreements would help american farmers. today's visit is part of a midwest push which will take him to ohio this afternoon. but before he hit the battleground states, the former governor ridiculed president obama's defense of sesame street. >> when the president took office 32 million people on food stamps. now there
from the latest jobs report? >> for president obama there is certainly a couple short term positives. the fact that the unemployment rate is now below that 8% mark, that is sort of psychological indicator there that i think no doubt helps the argument that he has been trying to make on the campaign trail. this is not the recovery we all wanted but we're on the road. for mitt romney it does take away one of talking points he has been very big on, number of consecutive months that the number has been at 8% or above, that line is gone from his speech. short term positives are there for president obama but long term you look at the historical numbers in terms of unemployment in presidential reelection years and depth of the political challenges are great here. >> heather: i'll ask you more about historically in a moment but the numbers have been called into question. there is actually a huge disconnect between the modest of new jobs report and significant decrease in the unemployment rate. jack welch, he went to as far to suggest that the numbers may be manipulated by the obama administr
. >> reporter: mitt romney wants to cut funding, president obama wants to protect it. the big bird character who has gotten all the attention and a new ad out by the obama campaign is mocking mitt romney's stance. >> one man has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> it's me, big bird. >> reporter: it's the ad the political arena is buzzing over following mitt romney's comments to slash funding to pbs, the obama administration chose satire as a defense. >> mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about, it's sesame street. >> reporter: she didn't use sarcasm but even the first lady criticized mitt romney's plan. >> we all know good and well cutting sesame street is no way to balance the budget. >> reporter: his pledge to slash public broadcasting's funding is one of the ways he hopes to cut excessive funding and is taking exception to president obama using sarcasm to counter his plan. >> these are tough times with serious issues, so you have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving big bird. >> reporter: it's a please sag
and stands in the face of staggering numbers from the barack obama campaign reporting last month they collected over $181 million. that does not rival what obama did four years ago in october, before the 2008 presidential election, but is still a massive amount of money, last night, talking to the romney campaign and the big fund-raising dollars the obama campaign was putting up, romney staffers smiled as if to suggest they might top it. >> arthel: and also a statement, romney pushing his tax policy, this weekend, right? >> reporter: of course in the wake of the debate in which the romney campaign it really defined the race, a choice between a dependency society with rising taxes that could hurt the recovery, versus the romney agenda which could cut taxes and rely fully on a smaller government and individual responsibility and entrepreneurial spirit and the romney campaign is attacking ever harder. here's a sample from last night. >> it has been calculated his tax plan raising taxes will cost 700,000 jobs. i will not raise taxes on small business and not raise taxes on middle inc
for him. >> reporter: obama lost by 30 points. >> it was the first time in his life where people didn't just really accept him immediately, where things didn't really go perfectly for him. >> reporter: the loss seem like it might be the end of obama's political career. >> people who saw him afterward say he was as low as they've ever seen him. one person who was close to him said he got the sense that senator obama really wondered if he would be able to continue in politics >> reporter: and it raised real problems with his wife michelle >> the bobby rush race was the nadir of the obama marriage. her feeling was, why are you doing this? this is the moment when they want two totally different things. you know, barack obama wants political success. and his wife wants a normal life. i asked the president and first lady how long it had taken them to recover from that period? they said two to three years. so this is a serious toll on their relationship. >> woodruff: the choice: 2012 >> woodruff: "the choice 2012" airs on most pbs stations tonight. >> ifill: next, our series on "coping with
know, that was painful experience for him. >> reporter: even after having lived here for years, obama was vulnerable to a charge bubby rush would surely make. he didn't really know these streets. and he's not really an african-american. >> bobby rush called him an educated fool again trying to sort of cast obama as this overeducated, half white guy from hawaii with this multicultural background. he was not one of us >> you can have more degrees than a thermometer but if you ain't got some power, if you ain't got some seniority, if you ain't got what it takes... >> reporter: it's always been a sub text of the opposition to him from other black politicians. how dedicated is he to the black struggle? >> despite all our differences, we can live together as one people. >> there's a long article about the race in the chicago reader, the local alternative paper in chicago where one of obama's opponents, he says obama is viewed as the white man in black face in our community. >> it got bad. it was real bad. a number of black nationalists in the african-american community, you know, made all s
and poised. >> reporter: the obama campaign said the vice president walked away with the win, but friday the white house had to defend his answer about the deadly attack in benghazi, libya. >> we weren't told they wanted more security. >> reporter: former security officials testified this week that they had asked for more manpower. >> he's doubling down on denial and we need to understand exactly what happened. >> reporter: white house officials defended the vice president. >> matters of security personnel are appropriately discussed and decided upon at the state department by those responsible for it. >> reporter: libya is among the issues that both presidentialed cans are expected to discuss -- presidential candidates are expected to discuss in their debate tuesday. danielle nottingham, cbs news the white house. >> president obama will spent the next few days in williamsburg, virginia, preparing for next week's debate. romney plans to campaign in ohio saturday. >>> you saw us at the top of the show, everybody down at nats park saying it's freezing. topper shutt in the weather center
it. >> reporter: with president obama and mitt romney both in ohio today, the focus is likely to shift back to the economy. >> thank you, karen. >>> all of the new numbers putting more pressure on the vice presidential candidates who debate this coming thursday night. live coverage begins at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> one month of the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans were killed in a consulate attack in benghazi, there's word that a top white house official will visit libya today. reports say john brennan, the top white house counterterrorism adviser, will be in tripoli to meet with senior libyan officials about the investigation into the killing of ambassador chris stevens and the others. >>> and a story breaking overnight. more explosive rhetoric out of north korea this morning, warning that the united states is in striking distance of its missiles. today's remarks are in response of south korea's announcement of a deal with the u.s. to triple the range of its missiles. the north says it shows the allies are plotting to invade the country. >>> a travel
points, gallup says the positive jobs report gave president obama a five-point boost. courting hispanics there, but he also said that mitt romney's debate was more style over substance, that debate really fueling those polls and we'll see if it's affected by the vice presidential debate this week. vice president biden, paul ryan debate on thursday. >> he's going to bring the hammer down on sesame street. >> the president has no new ideas. >> both vice presidential candidates are practicing for thursday's debate. in fact, paul ryan is in florida practicing after four days in virginia. vice president biden still in delaware where he said to be not only looking at tapes of ryan's speeches, but taking a very close look at his budget as well. lynn? >> tracie potts in washington, thank you. >>> a nashville hospital is reporting yet another death from the meningitis outbreak according to associated press. if confirmed, it would be the fifth deadliest case in tennessee. the ninth nationally. at least 105 people in nine states from minnesota to florida have been infected. the cdc now believes 13,
. >> new questions about president obama's campaign fundraising after an explosive new report indicates his campaign may be accepting illegal donations. >> shannon green with our report. >> and on wall street, attention turning to fiscal cliff, a forecast of a possible global economic slowdown. what happens next? wall street legend louis lehrman with the answers. when we got married. i had three kids. and she became the full time mother of three. it was soccer, and ballet, and cheerleading, and baseball. those years were crazy. and she became the full time mother of three. so, as we go into this next phase, you know, a big part of it for us is that there isn't anythingn the schedule. lou: stocks today falling as the international monitor fund warn -- monetary fund warned the deep global slowdown they see approaching, alarmingly high, they say, we'll talk up that with lehrman in just moments. on wall street investors saw little reasons to buy ahead of what is expected to be a weak earnings seen, dow jones dropping 110. the biggest decline in more than 6 weeks, and s&p down 14, and nazdaq dow
obama had last week, it will stop the bleeding. >> reporter: romney and the president debate for a second time next week in new york. some new additional information on that new cbs news poll on three key swing states. voters in colorado, virginia and wisconsin all expect paul ryan to win tonight. biden is viewed favorable in virginia, not so much in colorado and wisconsin. and voters in all three states see paul ryan favorably. terrell. >> well, well, well, we'll have to see what happens tonight. by the way you can watch tonight's presidential debate in danville, kentucky beginning 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on cbs. >>> the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya has become a campaign issue. during a politically charged congressional hearing yesterday, two key issues were on the table. whether security was adequate and the administration's characterization of what happened immediately following the attack. sharyl attkisson has the report. >> reporter: the state department's eric nordstrom was the lead security official in libya and said he told his headquart
the former penn state football coach just released. >> reporter: president obama is in town, again. he always manages to attract a crowd. this time some say they turned out because of his debate performance. i'll explain, coming up. >>> good morning i'm sue hall tracking your tuesday morning commute. live look at bay bridge metering lights on commute lanes getting by carpool lanes breezing through as are fastrak. update on san bruno situation with late roadwork picked up >>> good morning. tuesday october 9th. we are starting off with a few clouds, somewhere there's a little rain it may break up before it gets to us, you may not see it. good morning i'm eric thomas. >>> and i'm kristen sze. rain won't be a problem but weather delays could be an issue. >>> 70 minute flight arrival delays into sfo. good morning. showers still off the coast lingering falling apart before they make it to the coast this batch has a good chance making it towards boudah -- bodega bay and inverness. today stray shower possible around the bay 50s now we'll top out in the mid to upper 60s inland stray shower possible an
barack obama's record he has to run on many >> reporter: democrats the morning building up biden. >> he is who he is. i'm hoping that comes on tonight i think the person public will see a guy who is par mit. >> reporter: he's pressure since -- since president obama fell flat in his debate only 34% of voters have faith biden will beat ryan, 40% believe ryan will take the win which lease some republicans managing expectations. >> he's always hit the ball out of the park. this is his first time joe biden has been doing this since the 1800s. he will do a solid job. >> reporter: biden's last vice president debate four years ago against sarah palin was the most watched vice presidential debate in history. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >> you can see the vice presidential debate tonight at 6 p.m.. after that the new drama "last resort." followed by jeopardy at 9:00, we'll of fortune at 9:30. 10 special presentation of what would you do followed by abc7 news at 11. >>> in ohio the giants and reds are trying to get on the scoreboard in what will be someone's last game of the season. top of the 4th
for president, the jobs report. both the obama and romney about as are talking labor released by the department. rate slidmployment from 8.1% to 7.8%. the number of people who said were joined -- were employed jumped by 873,000. this is the first time below 8% since january 2009, when obama took office. >> the campaigns have taken on the news, but as a bigt is seen positive for the obama campaign. at a rally, the president called is gettinghe economy better. said the country has made too much progress to turn back. >> in the meantime, mitt romney that 12on the fact people are still out of work. mitt romney also stressed an 7.8% is not rate of what a real recovery looks like. after campaigning in virginia earlier today, he hosted a rally in florida tonight. >> a new controversy concerns starbucks and it's a bestseller. >> the orioles are fighting to keep playing. the nationals, we know who they are playing. every gameonitoring impact the washington nationals playoff series. we know who -- we now know who the nationals will face. >> the st. louis cardinals, on sunday. we are also keeping a close
your common sense. who do you trust on that? >> reporter: president obama is proud of his running mate's perform manuals. today he's at the white house preparing for his next debate against mitt romney. in a cbs news poll of uncommitted voters taken right after the debate, 50% thought vice president biden won. >> these guys bet against america all the time. >> reporter: other polls gave ryan the edge. >> this is what politicians do when they don't have a record to run on. try to scare people from voting for you. >> reporter: it remains to be seen if last night's showdown will sway voters. his torians say the past eight vice presidential debates had almost no affect on the election. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> mitt romney and president obama's next meeting will be a town hall style in new york on tuesday. then their final debate will take place october 22 in florida. >>> well, the komen three-day walk for the cure is under way. participants gathered r the opening ceremonies and the first leg of their 60-mile journey this morning. the walkers are looking to raise
gaffe. >> reporter: barack obama himself today publicly ignored mitt romney's speech. the president sent out former secretary of state madelyn albright to call mitt romney's grasp of foreign policy shallow and out of date. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> there's a new poll out that suggests mitt romney's strong debate performance last week has improved his standing in the presidential race. the pew research center shows romney leading president obama among likely voters by a margin of 49% to 45%. three weeks ago, that same poll gave president obama an 8-point lead. >>> today the united nations secretary-general said the violence in syria is threatening the stability of the region. activists say the civil war has claimed more than 30,000 lives since it began last year, and the violence has spread beyond the borders. syrian mortars have landed in turkey. for six straight days turkey has launched retaliatory strikes. and warned syria not to test his resolve. he said turkey is ready for war. >>> posters considered so controversial they might incite violence are now hanging in several metro
. >> reporter: overnight the stars came out to help president obama. bill clinton and katy perry were among celebrities on hand at a fund-raiser. one of five events expected to raise $10 million. this after mr. obama and democrats raised $181 million last month. the president made a joke last week. >> they just performed flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: the president's rival, mitt romney is on the stump drawing huge crowds, thousands of accounts in florida. >> you'll have the chance to hear his answers or his nonanswers. now, of course, days later, we're hearing his excuses. >> reporter: a new gallup poll confirms romney picked up momentum after last week's debate. president obama is leading romney three points after being up six points after his speech. romney focusololk coke us on hi plan. it calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: the candidates pounced on tv ads. romney does want to cut tax rates that would reduce revenue by $5 trillion over ten years. romney has refused to say which one, leaving him open to attack. >> today, mitt romney wil
interesting. and just happy to be a part of this. >> reporter: this was president obama's@visit to the bay area. his focus was fund raising. >> it's good for him. he needs to raise money. >> i think it's a good piece of support for him. i think he should visit us often. >> reporter: yesterday 6,000 people lined up to hear the president speak, paying two to $7,500 a ticket. after what most analysts say was a lackluster debate performance last week, mr. obama sharpened his criticism calling governor romney's tax plan a relapse to the past. >> it's to let wall street run wild again, but he's going to bring the hammer down on sesame street. >> reporter: some supporters were surprised by forgiving of the president's debate performance. >> it shows he's human. he's like a regular person. >> i'm really rooting for him and hoping he can pull out some good arguments in his next debate and we'll see his poll numbers jump back up. >> reporter: the president told them to maintain enthusiasm. they need to be obsessive to help him get reelected. he's now on his way to ohio. he is scheduled to address a
was respectful [ cheers and applause ] >> who was steady and poised. >>reporter: the obama campaign says the vice president walked away with the win, but friday the white house had to defend his answer about the deadly attack in benghazi, libya. >> we weren't told they wanted more security. >>reporter: former security officials testified this week that they had asked for more manpower. >> he's doubling down on denial and we need to understand exactly what happened. >>reporter: white house officials defended the vice president. >> matters of security personnel are appropriately disdiscussed -- discussed and decided upon by the state department by those responsible for it. >>reporter: libya is among the issues that both presidential candidates are expected to discuss in their town hall- style debate tuesday. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >> well, the next presidential debate happening on tuesday night in hempsted, new york. it will be a town hall-style gathering moderated by candy crowley of cnn. you can see it here at 6:00 p.m. on cbs 5. >>> the producer of "friday n
or break either candidate. tara mergener has more. >> reporter: president obama is urging supporters to get almost obsessive about his reelection. >> so i need you in this election. the next 29 days. we cannot afford to be complacent. >> reporter: the president wrapped up a california fund raising blitz in san francisco. he asked donors to send e-mails and make phone calls to people in swing states who will decide the election. >> but we have to understand we've got a lot more to do and if we don't do it, then change won't happen. >> reporter: republican nominee mitt romney heads to middle america today for more campaign rallies. last week's debate reenergized his campaign and now he has the numbers to prove it. in a research center poll last month, romney trailed president obama by eight points. 51% to 43%. but a new poll taken after the presidential debate last week shows him ahead now by four points 49% to 45%. >> people wonder why it is i'm so confident we're going to win. i'm confident because i see you here on a day like this. this is unbelievable. thank you so much. >> reporter: romn
mitt romney's gap-filled july tour of england, israel, and poland. >> reporter: the obama campaign ads are mocking romney's diplomatic ability while the president points to osama bin laden. >> i said we focused on the people who actually attackeddous 9/11. today, osama bin laden is no more. >> reporter: polls released monday, though, show mitt romney closed the gap. polit key has the president's lead down to 1 -- politico has the race down to 1%. dallas has yet down to 40% and rasmussen has it tied at 48%. when we pushed the voters and asked which way they're leaning, the saner -- answer is closer, 48 to 48. >> reporter: results from the 2008 mom no said puts this race up for grabs. >> there is a lot happening in the next 30 days. >> reporter: in a fox 5 interview, senator mccain said the obama administration -- the libya consulate attack as part of a pattern, confusion in u.s.- form policy. >> how would we know that mitt romney would perform better as a president in similar situation in. >> a lot of times, tom, it's not the crime but the coverup. what is the worse thing is five days l
think some of that is dissipati dissipating. >> reporter: today as president obama traveled to ohio, gallup put him behind by just two points. last night in san francisco, the president mocked romney. >> somebody is cracking down on big bird. >> reporter: he put up a cable tv ad. >> it's me. big bird. >> big. yellow. a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it is not wall street you have to worry about. it's sesame street. >> reporter: team obama even flew the message over romney today who mocked the president's move to save a tv character. >> i actually think we need to have a president who talks about saving the american people and saving good jobs and saving our future. >> reporter: a race with new energy and urgency in key states like ohio. where this is the final day for voter registration. with romney ahead among likely voters but president obama still in the lead in the polls with a bigger group, all registered voters, democrats figure more than ever that turnout will decide who wins on november 6th. jim? >> interesting. as we see, some of these national surveys shift towar
on getting the economy going he in stead spent his first two years fighting for obama care. >> reporter: by the way the moderator of the next presidential debate is our chief political correspondent, state of the union anchor, candy crowley. fred? >> thank you. we look forward to october 16th. you don't want to miss the warm up to the next obama/romney faceoff. it's a much anticipated vice presidential debate. joe biden, paul ryan going at it thursday october 11th. our coverage begins 7:00 p.m. eastern time. have you ever taken a personality test to get a job? a woman who took one claims it actually cost her the job. and now she's suing. our legal guys full of personality all the time will be weighing in on this case. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] its lightweight construction makes it nimble... ♪ its road gripping performance makes it a cadillac. introducing the all-new cadillac xts. available with advanced haldex all-wheel drive. [ engine revving ] it's bringing the future forward. it's bringing the future you see us, at the start of the day. on the company phone list that's a few names
question is, is there any answer from the obama administration. >> reporter: they are tackling this head on. they say this is all about politics. ofa does not accept donations from foreign nat nations or any ineligible individual. and the campaign voluntarily goes above and beyond federal election commitments to insure the integrity of fundraising efforts. they request proof of current and a valid u.s. passport. they say it's in order to comply with all federal election laws. martha,. martha: certainly at order odds with that report. thank you very much. bill: fox news alert right now. because there is new evidence we can report that the white house knew the attack on your consulate in benghazi was the work of terrorists long before admitting it to the american people. fox news learning that a top aid to the secretary of state hillary clinton, patrick kennedy is his name briefed congressional aids the day after the attack, september 12th calling it sophisticated and complex. u.s. ambassador chris stevens among four americans killed in the attack on 9/11. a hearing on what happened in bengha
he has, he has president barack obama's record he has to run on. >> reporter: with a virtual tie, the steaks in danville are high. especially after last week's debate where mitt romney was emerging victorious over president barack obama. he ended up distracting from the message such as this comment in virginia. >> unchained wall street. they are going to put you all back in chains. >> it is said before 70 million people so all debates are tough but i am looking forward to it. >> he said he has confidence in his running mate. >> i think joe just needs to be joe. congressman joe is affective and good speaker. >> . >> reporter: despite the nearly 30 year age gap, they actually get along quite well. live in denville kentucky, back to you. >> you can watch it beginning at 6:00 tonight and ktvu channel 2 morning news it will follow immediately on our website www.ktvu.com. >>> mitt romney is dropping one of his campaign talking points after the mother of a former navy seal asked mitt romney to stop talking about her son. >> i have met some wonderful people. one was a former navy seal a
? >> reporter: obama traveling press secretary told reporters today, quote, there has been a strong grassroots outcry over the attack on big birds. >> these are tough times with real source -- real serious circumstances so you have to scratch your head with the president spends the last week talking about big bird. >> reporter: the corporal for public broadcasting which provides millions in funding for the public broadcasting system being home of big bird and the sesame street gang will itself receive roughly $450 million in federal funding this year. sesame workshop reported a $350 million to the irs last year. it had $515 million in retail sales. sales. >>> let's do the forecast. going to the game today? it should be close to perfect. i mean it will be a little cool but warmer than what we've had the last several days with highs about 07. highs about 07. - - about70. - about70. by 1:00 today, we should see more sunshine. it will be a the breezy. with have some breezes as we've got a cold front approaching from the north and west. you know, if you are sitting in the shade with temperatures
. >> reporter: new poll confirms rom tphaoep picked up momentum after the debate, president obama is leading three points after up by six points at his peak. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >>> report out in new jersey about the work of tsa screeners. the report says screeners at newark liberty airport executed pat-downs on passengers less than 17% of the time. they identified and took appropriate action on banned items 25% of the time. the report was compiled by undercover teams of tsa agents over several months. tsa says it will use the report to improve practices around the. >>> this morning commercial supply him headed to the international space station. >> 2, 1 and liftoff! >> spacex launched last night. the capsule carrying 1,000 pounds of supplies, including chocolate/vanilla swirl ice cream. this is the first of 12 resupply missions contracted by nasa with the private spacex. nasa is relying on private business to resupply the space station since all shuts are retired. >> you will be able to see the space station passing over the bay area tonight. check the time of the space st
>> reporter: president obama is wrapping up his visit in southern california. we'll tell you about supporters last night and which streets are still closed to traffic this morning. >>> today, the san francisco board of supervisors will decide the fate of suspended sheriff, ross mirkarimi. the possible scenarios that could play out depending upon the scenarios. >>> how well off are your kids? a new report reveals which places are meeting the needs of children. >>> and the as hope to keep their season alive. but there is one issue that has fans angry with team owners. "mornings on 2" starts route -- right now. >>> good morning. i'm ken wayne. dave clark is off today. >> i'm tori campbell. it's tuesday, october 9th. >>> in just a few hours from now, president obama will head out of the bay area and head to ohio. allie rasmus is live with more with a warning about traffic. >> reporter: well, good morning, the president is scheduled to depart sfo at 9:25. it looks like police are preparing for at least the presidential motorcade. we just saw the motorcade. there is still howard between
stevens. and they had no intelligence requiring increased security. then the attack. obama and his administration with evidence piling up on barack obama. within hours of the attacks obama officials received numerous intelligence reports indicating the attacks were organized and al qaeda was involved. given occasions intercepted between al qaeda and libyan militants bragging about the attack. every sign pointed to terrorism. but for two long weeks obama and his team blamed a video. why? for political reasons. it was in obama's interests to not portray attacks as terrorism on the anniversary of the september 11th. intelligence was there. clear signs of terrorists but politics came forth. the evidence is mounting and more questions arise what. did this president know? and when? >> what is more important? big bird or lies this was a spontaneous attack on our consulate that murdered four people? and they were the ones responsible, then, telling the american people this is due to an internet movie trailer released in july. and joining me now with reaction fox news political analyst juan
and insightful reporting has nearly vanished. of course, mr. obama is benefitting from that. that's a memo. next on the run down, crowly and ems could on the cheap shot against mitt romney. is it legal on a supreme court decision that could take away our right to sell our own property! not going to believe it. we >> bill: continuing with our lead story. the cheap shot taken by the associated press against mitt romney. colmes, who should be fired at the a.p.? >> nobody should be fired. you want to fire the guy who took the dukakis picture in the tank. what about the biker chick on his lap? >> bill: you know, you're much smarter than i am. you're comparing the biden picture with the biker chick on his lap and the michael dukakis picture where he put himself in the tank? are you comparing those two pictures? >> yes, i am saying -- >> bill: you are comparing them. >> a.p. provided six different pictures. >> bill: wait, wait. now, here is how that is so grossly unfair. romney had no idea that little girl is behind her. the little girl was looking at something completely different. so romney did not p
of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. >> reporter: what about the obama stimulus, the recovery? >> job growth in september was slower than it was in august and august was slower than it was in july. we're heading in the wrong direction. >> 5.2 million new jobs -- private sector jobs. >> was it a good idea to spend taxpayer dollars on electric cars in finland or on windmills in china? >> this was exactly what we needed to stop us from going off the cliff. >> reporter: can a middle class tax hike be prevented if the wealthy get a tax cut? >> it's not mathematically possible. >> it is mathematically possible. it's been done before. it's precisely what we're proposing. >> it has never been done before. >> reporter: on the style side, biden smiled a lot. ryan, a debate rookie, kept his cool. so did ryan add to the romney momentum or did biden help put the obama campaign back on track? now the pollsters go to work to try to figure that out while voters digest the second of four debates. in danville, kentucky, i'm steve handlesmen, nbc news, lynn, back to you. >>> steve,
's taken in $12 million in campaign cash. while the obama campaign reported a record monthly haul, $181 million in september, tops for either campaign this year. in his weekly address the president touted another september number, the unexpected drop in the jobless rate. >> friday we learned the unemployment rate is at its lowest level since i took office. more americans are entering the workforce. more americans are getting jobs. >> reporter: and in case you like your politics a bit more tongue-in-cheek -- >> that is how you are preparing, prepping for the rumble with chicken? >> that's right. >> reporter: two tv warriors squared off in their own rhetorical throwdown. john stewart left leading host of "the daily show" and took on bill o'reilly, the conservative host of fox, and what they joke as the battle in the air-conditioned building. >> this man here has offended every single american. >> reporter: it was plagued by a feed that reportedly froze. when things did get going, the pair needled each other over everything from foreign policy. >> we should not have gone to iraq. afghanist
of the most experienced debaters we have in modern politics but the achilles heel he has is president obama's record. >> reporter: ryan did most of his preparation hold up in rural virginia with lawyer and former solicitor general ted olson standing in as biden. one challenge for the 42-year-old congressman is a generation gap. he's going head to head with a seasoned debate veteran 27 years his senior. but biden, with 17 national debates under his belt, is under pressure tonight to deliver, especially after the president's weak debate performance. >> 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 million people, you know? all debates are tough. i'm looking forward to it, i really am. >> reporter: biden's been out of site working in a delaware hotel working with david axelrod and acting as ryan, congressman chris van holland. hes been fueling up on gatorade and animal crackers and trying to better understand ryan's thinking by reading his book "young guns." >> can i call you joe? >> you sure can. >> reporter: four years ago biden's challenge was not to appear overly aggressive with sarah palin. this time around dem
in american politics but the achilles heel is president obama's history. >> reporter: one challenge for the rookie, he's going head-to-head with a season debate veteran 27 years his senior. biden is under pressure to deliver especially after the president's weak debate performance. >> as i said before, i've been in front of 70 million people. all debates are tough. >> reporter: biden has been out of state for days working in a delaware hotel with top presidential adviser david axle and chris van hollen. he's been fueling up on gatorade and animal crackers. four years ago biden's challenge was not to appear overly aggressive with sarah palin. this time around democrats want him to do the opposite, come out swinging but with a concise message. former michigan governor jennifer granholm played palin in 2008. >> he can deliver a message inside a structured format. >> reporter: with all the attention these two men take the stage there's one interesting thing. gallup has been doing some polling and since 1976, eight vice presidential debates, these guys performances and sarah palin of cou
repair obama's image? >> reporter: congressman paul ryan arrived in the blue grass state yesterday. many say the 42-year-old wisconsin congressman will rely on the extensive knowledge of the federal budget and the economy in tonight's debate. >> a couple of weeks ago, thought it was -- obama's lead was lengthening, but now it's narrowed quite a bit. i would like to hear them engage in some substantive issues, and i look forward to hearing ryan's budget plans. >>> craig bosswell live in danville, kentucky, joining us live. a lot of analysis floating around on this one. with regard to biden, smart folks are saying he has to make up for his boss's tumble during the debate last week. >> certainly. the pressure is on the vice president to stop that momentum after last week's debate. and expect, we're told, to expect the vice president to come out swinging and were told by paul ryan's campaign that the congressman is going vigorously defend policy and vigorously defend facts and figures, which he's known for. >> and talk about ryan. some say you have to explain how the romney-ryan budget will
. >> joe biden was terrific. >> reporter: president obama stayed in washington today but for everyone else, campaigning picked right up again. mitt romney began in virginia, a state democrats say republicans want to take back. >> virginia is going to get me the white house. >> reporter: vice president biden went to paul ryan's home state. >> anyone who watched that debate, i don't think this is any doubt that congressman ryan and it, governor romney and the president have a fundamentally different vision for america. >> reporter: people are keeping one eye on the debates , the other on polls. mitt romney is pulling ahead in florida, 51% support compared to 44%, a month ago the president was ahead by 1%. factor in the mar margin of error, dead heat in the poll. another reason people are looking forward to tuesday night tings second of three presidential debates. >>> we'll be right back. barnhill: you hear a lot of talk about question seven... so let me tell you what i know: if question seven passes, my company's going to... bring table games, like blackjack and poker... right here to balti
-- the conflict in te region is higher than it was when president obama took office. >> reporter: obama's campaign put out a video mocking romney. they argue romney has shown with his rhetoric without absence of a record that he's not prepared to be commander-in-chief and too quick on the trigger shooting before he takes tame and gets -- before he takes aim and gets all the focts. megyn: is this like the peter and bus, you get a movie? >> reporter: no, but occasionally we get a box lunch. megyn: the president's reelection team just wrapped up a conference call with reporters reacting to governor romney's speech. one staffer using erratic, irresponsible to describe the governor's remarks. >> reporter: the obama campaign spokesman saying on that conference call to mitt romney, bring it on. they think they have a strong record to talk about. think about the evolution here back in 2008 was barack obama who was facing questions about whether he had the fitness to be the commander in cleave. not just from republicans but from joe biden who said barack obama would be tested. they believe he has been test
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